Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Blush Love: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush 'Coral 3'

Before I get on to my thoughts on this Shimmer Blush from Bobbi Brown can someone clear up the shade name for me? On the box and on the back of the blush packaging it says 'Coral 3' yet on the Bobbi Brown site and all other stockists I can only find 'Coral' listed in the Shimmer Blush shades. It's definitely real, I walked into Debenhams and bought it. Just not sure what the craic is with the name.

Name aside, I'm in blush heaven! This is my first dabble with Bobbi Brown blush and I'm already adding more to my ever growing wish list. My photos don't do this beauty any justice at all, it really needs to be seen in person and swatched. If you can do that and walk away from the counter blush-less, you're a stronger woman than I'll ever be. The texture/pigmentation is very similar to Urban Decay eye shadows (my fave) the swatch above hasn't been built up, that right thuuuuur is one swipe! Don't be put off by that though, applied with a fluffy brush (I've been using my Zoeva 106 Powder Brush) it looks incredibly natural and adds the most gorgeous glow thanks to the golden shimmer. I'm not sure how well the colour would show up on dark skintones, might work as more of a highlighter than a blush but I've tried it with some fake tan and when I'm my natural pale self, it looks great both ways. With a tan the golden sheen is more obvious which I prefer, it illuminates without looking glittery. For me it's the perfect day to night blush.

What are your thoughts on Bobbi Brown blushers?
Have you tried this shade?

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush, 19 quid directly from Bobbi Brown

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8 comments:

  1. I reaaaally want to try Bobbi Brown blushes! This looks lovely! xxx

    LORALOVES..

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    1. They all look ao pretty lined up together on the counter. I didn't realise BB had so many bright shades, always think of neutrals when it comes to BB.
      xo

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  2. That looks gorgeous! It reminds me of Benefit's Coralista for some reason :)

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. I know what you mean. I don't own Coralista but they do look similar.
      xo

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  3. Ooh this is so pretty! Really want to try more Bobbi Brown makeup xx

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  4. I have this blush too and it's stunning indeed!
    I think the number is 3 and the name coral - yep confusing. x

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